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Valerie Bloom has performed her poetry throughout the world, with many television and radio appearances. She has been praised by Linton Kwesi Johnson for 'her mastery of form and language’, described by Michael Morpurgo as 'a wonderful storyteller' and by Roger McGough as 'a mighty performer of her poems on stage but first and foremost a writer'. Valerie is the author of poetry collections, picture books and two novels for young readers, and her work has been included in over 250 anthologies. She was awarded an MBE for services to poetry in 2008.    

Robert Muchamore published his first novel The Recruit (Hodder Children's Books) in 2004. Fourteen years later his award-winning CHERUB, Henderson’s Boys and Rock War novels have sold over fourteen million copies in more than thirty countries. The Books continue to win recognition for inspiring a love of reading in older children, and a CHERUB TV series is now in development. In September 2018 Robert launched Killer T (Hot Key Books), his first stand-alone YA novel.

Caroline Lawrence's historical novels for young readers have sold over a million copies in the UK. Her Roman Mysteries series (Orion) was dramatised by the BBC, and in 2009 she won the Classical Association Prize for a ‘significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics’. An acclaimed sequence of historical novels set in the American West earned her an Edgar nomination in 2014. Caroline is a sought-after speaker and devotes two full months to school events every year.

Sue Heap has written and illustrated many picture books, including the Smarties Prize-winning Cowboy Baby (Walker Books, 1998), and is noted for successful creative collaborations with Nick Sharratt, Sally Lloyd-Jones and Teresa Heapy. She illustrated the New York Times bestseller and Notable Book How To Be A Baby ... By Me, The Big Sister (Schwartz & Wade, 2007), and the widely praised, award-winning Very Little Red Riding Hood (David Fickling Books, 2013 / HMH, 2014).

Megan Rix writes historical and contemporary novels about animals, which she promotes with great flair at school events and literary festivals. The Bomber Dog (Puffin) was shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award in 2014, and her books have won several regional awards. Megan Rix also writes under the name Ruth Symes, with numerous children’s books and TV scripts to her credit, including work for Channel 4, The Jim Henson Company, and RTE / Nick Junior.

Michael Catchpool is the author of eight picture books, including the acclaimed The Cloud Spinner (Knopf), illustrated by Alison Jay, and Hopping Mad (Little Tiger Press), illustrated by David Roberts. A primary school teacher and former curriculum advisor on English and Drama, Michael has written numerous sketches and scripts for use in schools, and recently completed a PhD focused on children’s narrative writing. He is headteacher of a large primary school in Cambridge.

Mary Murphy is a Dublin-based author-illustrator of over 40 books, from board books for babies through to younger fiction. She has garnered a string of starred reviews and accolades in the USA, UK, and Ireland for her work, which has also been adapted for TV. In Children's Books Ireland's 2018 campaign to mark the centenary of women's suffrage in Ireland, Mary is one of twenty 'Bold Girls' celebrated for having made 'an exceptional contribution to the canon of Irish children’s literature'.